Jeffrey M. Friedman

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Birthday
20, 1954
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
New York

About

Geneticist who discovered the hormone leptin, which transmits a weight-reducing signal by reducing food intake and increasing energy expenditure. His research has a major role in how we understand and combat human obesity

Before Fame

He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College when he was just 22 years old.

Trivia

He was awarded the Danone International Prize for Nutrition in 2007.

Family Life

He has two daughters named Alex and Nathalie.

Associated With

He was featured on "Scientific American Frontiers" with host Alan Alda.